The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has changed its practice with respect to extensions of time to respond to an examiner’s report during examination, with the aim of reducing the time it takes for an application to proceed to registration.
An Indian court recently ruled that God's name was registrable as a trademark. We spoke to experts across four key jurisdictions about the different risks brands should be aware of before registering a religious name as a mark.
Trademark experts offer insight into the advertising regimes in their respective jurisdictions and, crucially, how brands can avoid falling foul of the law.
The Canadian, Mexican and US governments have signed an amended version of the USMCA, meaning that ratification is a significant step closer – with the deal highlighting what IP concessions the Trump Administration will expect in future trade deals.
Kraft Heinz and Unilever have distanced themselves from a pornography website on which they advertised, following accusations that it hosted underage and illegal content. Legal experts emphasise the importance of being involved in conversations over brand messaging and positioning.
In our latest round-up, we look at INTA bringing the Unreal Campaign to Lima, the UAE IP office forgoing certain fees, Stan Lee’s daughter suing POW! Entertainment, and much more.
On 17 June 2019 significant amendments were introduced to the Trademarks Act with a view to bringing Canada’s trademark regime into line with the Nice Agreement, among others. This update provides some fee-based strategies to use under the amended act.
A local IP expert reveals the locations in the Great White North that rights holders should have on their enforcement radar.
In a dispute involving an unauthorised parody of a newspaper, the Superior Court of Quebec has held that parody does not excuse trademark infringement or depreciation of goodwill.
Pampered Chef, a world leader in the sale of premium kitchenware products, has succeeded at trial in defending trademark infringement, passing off and dilution and depreciation of goodwill claims brought by Canada's largest retailer, Loblaws.
Trademark experts from around the world offer practical guidance on how to maximise the chances of litigation success in their jurisdiction.
AI-manipulated ‘deepfake’ videos have the potential to negatively impact the reputation and goodwill of brands and individuals. WTR spoke to trademark experts on how to prepare for the new age of false content.
With the rise of autonomous driving technology, ride-hailing companies and micromobility transportation, traditional automotive manufacturers need to evolve fast. Positively, the strength and reputation of existing brands will prove key to fighting off digital start-ups.